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The MindfulCommerce Sustainability Guide - Introduction

Contents of the Entire Guide

  • Introduction (this page)

  1. How Does The MindfulCommerce Sustainability Guide ⓒ work?

  2. The Six Pillars of Sustainability

  3. The Current State of Sustainable Ecommerce

  4. Research & Key Findings

  • Pillar #1: Mindful Sourcing

  • Pillar #2: Mindful Products

  • Pillar #3: Mindful Deliveries

  • Pillar #4: Mindful Footprint

  • Pillar #5: Mindful Communications

  • Pillar #6: Mindful Business

  • What Next?

Welcome – we're so glad to see you here!

We firmly believe that mindful commerce is the future. It has to be.

Businesses like yours have a huge role to play - you have the power to take action that goes far beyond reducing the impact that your own business is making. You have the potential to inspire, encourage and empower other ecommerce businesses to do the same.

We know that addressing sustainability as a business can feel overwhelming. It's tough to know where to start. What will have the biggest or more meaningful impact? What's worth investing time and effort into? That's where our Framework and this Guide comes in.

We've worked closely with expert sustainability consultants and some of the UK's leading ecommerce brands and "green" developers to undertake a huge research project (see the findings report here) into the various sustainability and social impact issues in ecommerce.

We have created a Framework for business like yours to navigate their journey to becoming a more mindful, ethical and eco-friendly ecommerce business - in a very manageable way.

How Does the MindfulCommerce Sustainability Guide Work?

Our suggested plan of action rests on 6 Pillars of Sustainability and Positive Impact. These represent six distinct areas of your business that you can focus on to make meaningful changes. 

The pillars lend structure and focus to your future improvements, and can keep you on track towards a better, less impactful ecommerce business.

We know that big changes take time, so for each pillar, you'll find a list of short and long-term projects to help you start making a difference right away. We call these “quick wins” and “big wins”. This is an introduction to our Framework and Guide.

You can access the entire Guide inside our community platform, (it's free to join!) 👉🏼Join the MindfulCommerce community for free and then head to the "Sustainability Guide" space group to delve in!

Not all improvements need investment or a great deal of time - sometimes it's as simple as having a conversation or thinking a bit more deeply about certain goals and targets.

Move through the Framework and Guide, to see how you can apply the advice, tips and changes to your business. This is a journey – no one is expected to implement all of these changes instantly. It's about taking a series of steps in the right direction, at a pace that works for you and the resources you have access to. We are with you every step of the way.

Our 6 Pillars of Sustainability and Positive Impact

By breaking your business down into these six components, you'll be able to approach improvements to your brand in a methodical, effective manner. No overwhelm, no burnout. Just steady progress, as individual improvements start to add up to big change.

This Framework will break each of these core pillars down into practical, actionable tips that can help you make quick changes for instant impact. It will also provide ideas for making more significant changes to your business over time.

Each chapter will delve into a new pillar, offering prompts for things to consider with your team. Each pillar and prompt will have a short explanation as to why it’s important, examples and case studies of ecommerce businesses putting this into practice and directing you to people or apps to help you.

Here are our 6 Pillars:

Click on each link to learn more:

#1: Introduction to Mindful Sourcing

#2: Mindful Products

#3: Mindful Deliveries

#4: Mindful Footprint

#5: Mindful Communications

#6: Mindful Business

👉🏽 Access the entire Guide by joining the MindfulCommerce community for FREE and then head to the "Sustainability Guide" space group to delve in!